Hezekiah plays show-and-tell with a delegation from Babylon. However, instead of ever using the moment to declare the glory and provision of God, Hezekiah’s pompous heart takes all the credit for his possessions, projects, and political successes. God leaves Hezekiah to himself to test his heart, and his heart showed a lack of complete and… Continue Reading
Upon being healed, Hezekiah fails to return proper thanks to the Lord due to having a prideful heart. It’s a hard word, but the Lord must make us understand every bit of sin in us has its root in pride. As was true for Hezekiah, we are in need of a humble heart, which can… Continue Reading
King Hezekiah becomes sick, so sick the Lord sends Isaiah the prophet to inform him he will die. The news causes Hezekiah to respond in prayer and bitter weeping. The Lord then has Isaiah speak a word of healing over the king, and his life is extended for 15 more years. In the healing from… Continue Reading
Hezekiah has placed the dire circumstances of Jerusalem surrounding by the enemy Assyrian forces into the hands of God. The Lord sends word to Hezekiah through the prophet Isaiah. Will Hezekiah listen despite the Lord’s words sounding farfetched? Will Hezekiah have a listening heart? Because it’s the Lord speaking, he should.
With the city of Jerusalem surrounded by the enemy, King Hezekiah seeks the Lord in prayer. The Lord replies with a word through Isaiah the prophet, reassuring Hezekiah He will thwart Sennecherib, king of Assyria, and his attempt to overthrow the city. After Sennecherib sends another threatening letter, Hezekiah again comes to the Lord in… Continue Reading
After the reforms have taken place, Hezekiah watches the Assyrians slowly expand their control closer to Jerusalem. Finally, the Assyrian king, Sennecherib, has Jerusalem surrounded. Despite paying Sennecherib’s financial demands, Hezekiah is taunted by the enemy, including trash talk telling his people it is useless to trust in God. After hearing of these taunts, Hezekiah… Continue Reading
Hezekiah had celebrated a great Passover holiday with the people in Jerusalem. Now what would they do? Return back to their homes to continue in the status quo? Or would they continue their response to the Lord’s kindness by individually and communially committing to have a maturing heart?
King Hezekiah of Judah continues reforms of the country, leading them away from idolatry and toward Almighty God. They recognize their prideful ways, and in humility turn to Him in repentance. They are moved to celebrate the Passover, and though many of the actions they take are not exactly to the Law’s strict requirements, with… Continue Reading
King Hezekiah begins his reforms in Judah with heart reform first. The priests and Levites cleanse the temple and restore worship within accrording ot the Law. God prepared the opportunity to experience His joy as they have responded to His call for repentance first in heart, then deed, begun to reform their nation.
Hezekiah was a king of right heart in the eyes of God. This is the beginning of his story. At the age of twenty-five, Hezekiah became King of Judah. As all the other kings before him, he had a decision to make: Follow the Lord or not. Fortunately — for both he and the nation… Continue Reading